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Gulf War Illness Study

Did you serve in the Persian Gulf War? Have you been affected by Gulf War Illness (GWI)? You may be eligible to participate in one or both of our new research studies at the UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain & Fatigue Lab.


We are looking for male veterans with Gulf War Illness or Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as healthy Gulf War veterans to participate in our research studies.

To participate you must:

  • be a male between the ages of 39-65
  • have been present in the Persian Gulf between 1990-1991
  • either be:
    • a Veteran suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI) or
    • a healthy Gulf War Veteran.


  • be a male with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Daily Immune Monitoring Study

Study flyer -- all text is included in web page text. This study will help identify biomarkers in the blood of veterans with Gulf War Illness. Our research inolves daily blood draws and recording self-reported symptoms using a handheld electronic device.

Your commitment will last approximately 30 days. There is one telephone screening, one pre-screening visit, 25 consecutive clinic visits, and one follow-up visit.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $750 ($30 per consecutive clinic visit).

Botanicals Study

The purpose of this study is to test the effects of nine anti-inflammatory botanical compounds and their effects on Gulf War Illness.

Your commitment will last approximately 300 days. There will be one telephone screening, one prescreening visit, 10 clinic visits, and one final interview.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $1,500 ($135 per visits 1-10 and $150 on the final interview visit).

How to Learn More

Please call (205) 530-3796 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about these studies.

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